RailSimulator.com is proud to introduce RailWorks 3: Train Simulator 2012, available boxed for retail.
Sequel to the best-selling and award-winning RailWorks 2, the new sim (referred as just ‘Train Simulator 2012’) will launch worldwide this autumn and ups the ante with the most realistic graphics and level of detail in the series to date.
Train Simulator 2012 is the most advanced train simulator on the market, with the most up to date graphics available for the PC and numerous technical innovations to create the most immersive sense of reality yet seen in a PC simulation. Train headlamps lighting the way with realistic shine and dynamic shadows, cab swaying, rain hitting the windscreen, authentic sounds, dynamic weather: every aspect of gameplay and the in-game environment is designed to make the player feel that they are right inside the cab.
The future of train simulation is here! Train Simulator 2012 puts you right inside the cab, driving incredibly realistic steam, diesel and electric trains on stunning real-world routes in the UK, US and Germany. Built-in tutorials help you get to grips with the controls and different driving techniques. The Cab Control interface makes it easy for beginners to drive straight away, while expert mode allows you to drive with accurate locomotive controls. Exhilarating scenarios allow you to put your skills to the test; you can even upload your score on the worldwide Steam leader board.
With more than 70 scenarios to play, Train Simulator 2012 offers hours of driving pleasure. Drive a classic General Motors F7 diesel locomotive through the searing heat of the California desert, or experience high speed in the cab of the fantastic Hitachi Super Express. Drive a BR101 with a freight train through the German Alps, or shunt cattle wagons at Evercreech Junction with a Black 5 steam locomotive. And if your favourite locomotive or route is not included, we have the largest range of top-quality add-ons with more than 90 downloadable routes and locomotives to choose from, with more being added all the time.
15 highly detailed and accurate locomotives from around the world covering the age of steam to present day
8 different routes from the US, UK and Europe featuring authentic signalling, stations and landscaping
RS Career System allows players to compete against other drivers around the world
Switch between 8 different camera views during gameplay
Capture the action with the screenshot button
Train Simulator 2012 provides hundreds of hours of challenging gameplay, with built-in tutorials make it easy for newcomers to get in the cab and start playing right away. The world editor even allows players to stop the action at any point and re-model the world they are in, or create their own from scratch using the built-in tools.
Train Simulator 2012 also offers a vast range of additional downloadable locomotives, stock and routes to enable even the most ardent rail fan to add to their virtual fleet and create the rail network of their dreams.
Controlling the game is quite impressive, although sometimes it is guessing whether to choose a menu-item, ‘cross’, a ‘back-arrow’ or the <Esc>-key.
The game is normally controlled by keyboard and mouse to activate the graphic driving controls (simple and advanced), camera positions, screenshot, chart, task, results and so on.
For every scenario there is a route map and a task list, except of course in Free Roaming.
Very handy, certainly in the beginning, is the Pause and Save button.
Some Tasks and Charts are not so understandable at first glance and need some prior study, especially when maneuvering at yards and with junctions is needed. - Fly Away Simulation